Upper Dicker, East Sussex, England

Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory House and Gardens

Michelham Priory is the site of a former Augustine Priory that is owned and administered by the Sussex Archaeological Society. They are Grade I and Grade II listed. The Augustine Priory of the Holy Trinity was founded at Michelham in 1229.


It is reportedly haunted by a number of apparitions. These include the ghost of King Harold, who walks in the direction of Battle Abbey; a Grey Lady (sometimes seen with a small brown dog) who looks sadly into the moat where they apparently drowned; a Blue Lady; a phantom monk at the gatehouse; and a white stallion in the stables. Staff have also reported "poltergeist" activity, but whether this is just the movement of objects is unclear.

West Street,


East Sussex,

TN31 7ES.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Britain's Haunted Heritage by J.A. Brooks.


Visitor Information

Upper Dicker is a village in East Sussex, England.

It lies is on the River Cuckmere.

Pictured left is Michelham Priory courtesy of Dave Windsor. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.